Our Depression Speech by Tim Mogford (10-12 min; cut as needed. 1M, 1F)
It is a situation familiar to all school students: the dreaded Oral Presentation. This one – on (of course) the Great Depression – has the added joy of bringing Carrie and Tom together in the group. See, Carrie and Tom have been “CarrieandTom” and now – well, not so much. The painful, silly reality of the classroom is added to the comic tension of complicated school relationships in this funny and poignant piece about young love.